Downtown

The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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OMG! Elle Woods comes to Milwaukee

March 31, 2019 11:08 a.m.

Our fourth grade correspondent, Mara Tarnoff, checked out "Legally Blonde: The Musical," Saturday afternoon at the Riverside. She found it to be similar - but different - from one of her favorite movies.

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Eric Church performs at Fiserv without opening act, steals show and stage

March 30, 2019 3:01 a.m.

Day one of the Eric Church Double Down concert tour at the Fiserv Forum March 29 did not have an opening act. While it was initially surprising, it was clear as the show went on why there was no opening act: Church had way too many songs to sing to share the stage with anyone else.

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There's finally a name for the new Fiserv Forum Downtown district

March 29, 2019 5:01 p.m.

For months upon months, we speculated about the name of the new Bucks arena. Once Fiserv Forum was revealed, there was still one nagging nomenclature question to go: What do we call this newly reenergized part of town? Today we got an official answer.

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Debate over Kiley grove at Marcus Center is about design, not trees

March 29, 2019 1:02 p.m.

The test of a great work of art is that it has been so evidently experienced. So, while many of us can and should debate the particular design issues at stake as plans to destroy the chestnut grove at the Marcus Center are considered, I hope those in positions of power will not lose sight of this obvious fact.

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Living Motown legend Diana Ross adds Riverside date

March 29, 2019 8:56 a.m.

That's right, Milwaukee, a living legend of Motown will be back in our arms again as Diana Ross performs Sunday, July 14 at the Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 7 :30 p.m.

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A look inside the conversion of the Grand Avenue into The Avenue

March 28, 2019 11:02 a.m.

The plan to convert the former Shops of Grand Avenue into office space with some retail and a first-floor food hall, called 3rd Street Market Hall - and the Plankinton Arcade's upper shops to apartments - is well underway. Take a look inside.